Korydallos City Hall

Korydallos City Hall, Piraeus

Design: Potiropoulos D+L Architects

The architectural gesture stems from the idea of a pair of parallel prisms that support a third, long, transverse volume shaping an armful that welcomes the citizen. The design aim was to investigate an alternative narrative on the experiential relationship between the public building and the citizen.

Crest Installation

Crest Installation, V&A in London

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Crest is an experimental sculpture that tests new design and construction technologies applied to a material of minimal thickness; investigating the relationship between formal arrangement and structural performance.

Brockholes

Brockholes Nature Reserve – Visitor Centre Preston

Design: Adam Khan Architects

New photos of this interesting set of buildings located in the Ribble Valley. The visitor centre is a cluster of buildings set in a lake on a floating pontoon, which responds to changing water levels in the flood plain. The architect has broken down a sizeable scheme into a “simple and engaging village” of buildings. Each building has a barn-like roof creating an animated skyline floating above the lake.

Hothouse at the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus

Hothouse at the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus

Design: C. F. Møller Architekten

Heated conservatory at the Botanical Gardens, Aarhus: using transparent roofing made of ETFE foil cushions with an interior pneumatic shading system the building “is like a drop of dew in its green surroundings”. The support structure consists of 10 steel arches, which fan out around a longitudinal and a transverse axis, creating a net of rectangles of varying sizes.

London City Hall

Open House London 2014

London Open House 2014

This year we welcome stunning new additions from across the capital including stylish sustainable designs such as Nick Baker’s eco-home built using timber framing and passive solar design techniques and Ott’s Yard – a repurposed ramshackle group of sheds reimagined with a healthy dose of creative greening by vPPR Architects.

Dental Angels Barcelona

Dental Angels Barcelona

Design: YLAB arquitectos

Brand image and interior design project for the dental office Dental Angels in Barcelona’s central Ensanche Neighborhood. The owner, a young doctor, wanted to create a modern and functional clinic that reflects the charm and pleasantness suggested by its name: Dental Angels.

Sebastian Copeland photo

Green Good Design Awards 2014

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies: Polar explorer, photographer + environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland wins Green GOOD DESIGN for 2014 alongside 100 of the world’s most renown architects, designers, and manufacturers.

Federation Square Melbourne

Federation Square Melbourne – Fed Square East

Federation Square East to become a new jewel in Melbourne’s crown

Expression of Interest for the 3.3 hectare site released 15 Sep: proposals to create a major new precinct, “We are looking for a great design and exciting, active spaces”.

The Longest Bench

Civic Trust Awards, UK – Winners

Civic Trust Awards 2015 deadline extended to 19 Sep

The Civic Trust Awards was established to recognise and reward the best projects in the built environment. From architecture to planning, hospitals to housing, public realm to public art, the Awards scheme acknowledges the built environment in its wider context and holds a firm belief that development should be for the benefit of the people it serves.

Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre in Bangalore

Design: Architecture Discipline

As a studio that engages in progressive architectural practice with an intent to make buildings last longer through the utility of longer life-span materials, the Discovery Centre is envisaged as architecture that exhibits cultural continuity and creates built form that need not to be conditioned and spruced up timely.

Burj al Arab

Burj al Arab – Luxury Hotel in Dubai, UAE

Design: Atkins

New photos added of the Burj al Arab (Arabian Tower) is an extraordinary 321m high landmark building in Dubai. This 5 Star deluxe hotel’s key design feature is the full height atrium enclosed by Teflon woven glass fibre curved walls.

Cantho City House

Cantho City House, Vietnam

Design: Sai Gon Bach Khoa Architectural Design

This house is located in Cần Thơ, Mekong Delta, southern Vietnam. Row-houses are generally similar in their external planning. But the insides tend to be completely different because of the needs of each employer.